Rachel Emus from Healthy Acadia joined WDEA's Chris Popper to talk about the 10th Annual Hancock County Food Drive that begins April 3rd and runs throughout the month.

 

Healthy Acadia has a goal of collecting $40,000 during the month, which would provide 120,000 meals to individuals in Hancock County experiencing food insecurity.

While volunteers will gladly accept food donations during the kick-off this Saturday, April 3rd, if you really want to help, cash donations go much further. The reason being food pantries can purchase food from the Good Shepherd Food Bank cheaper than you and I can. Consequently where $1.00 might buy you and I 1 box of pasta, food banks can purchase 3 pounds of pasta with that $1.00.

You can donate online HERE

This Saturday, individuals will be at the following stores from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting non-perishable items and cash donations. In addition, there will be Fill the Police Cruisers at select locations.

  • A & B Naturals - Bar Harbor
  • Blue Hill Coop - Blue Hill
  • Burnt Cove Marker - Stonington
  • Friends and Family Markert - Ellsworth
  • Hannaford - Bar Harbor
  • Hannaford - Bucksport
  • Hannaford - Ellsworth
  • Shaw's - Ellsworth
  • The Galley - Deer Isle
  • Tradewinds - Blue Hill

In addition to the April 3rd event, there is also a Read-A-Thon fundraiser, in which young readers can sign up to raise funds by securing pledges for every page they read in April and a week long Miles for Meals challenge for walkers, runners, bikers and hikers during the week of April 19th

For more information, please visit the website